Others, SmartPhones, Tech

Huawei is on the rise!

The smartphone industry has been divided between two players (at least that is how many saw it), Samsung and Apple, for many years now. What am I talking about? If you’ve lived in the Middle East, you would have realized that to most people, smartphones mean either a Galaxy or an iPhone. That has been the case for many years now, although the market was filled with phones by LG, HTC, Sony, and others. It was between 2011 and 2013 that Chinese manufacturers started to appear as serious players on the global board (via Statista). Since then companies such as Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi have been slowly gaining global market share, with Huawei announcing last year its plans to overtake Samsung and Apple by 2021 (via WSJ).  Continue reading “Huawei is on the rise!”

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Others, Tech

Terminator: rise of the machines – real world Facebook edition!

The machines have made their own language! Well… no, they weren’t actual machines, but rather chatbots. The news has been all over the internet, Facebook AI developing their own language to better communicate with each other. Seems scary doesn’t it? Not really… they are just chatbots (for now), so I guess the most they could do is talk us into extinction.

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Samsung’s new artwork

Samsung’s newest TV The Frame, is a frame, a TV made to look like artwork hanging on your wall. The company announced last month that the TV is beginning its global roll out, after previously announcing the TV back in CES (The Verge).

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Why is database marketing so difficult in Lebanon?

The question is why is database marketing so hard for companies in Lebanon? I had a rant recently on social media, on my personal account, on how most companies in Lebanon fail to take advantage of Email Marketing. My posts focused on how most companies fail to even send out an email to highlight their upcoming events/promotions, a problem that Samsungctc doesn’t seem to face. That is great, right? Well, not entirely… I have received a few emails since the release of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, marketing the new flagship and its features. The failure in their email marketing campaign happened last week when I received an email marketing the new Galaxy S8 accessories. Shouldn’t you go ahead and get me to buy the smartphone first before you try to sell me it’s accessories? Come on… your customer database is there for a reason. Identifying your customers, the products they have purchased, and possible upcoming interests, are key for a successful email marketing campaign.

If you enjoyed this post, then check out my previous post on Huawei’s failed video ad.

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Samsung begins mass production at it’s new semiconductor plant

Earlier this week there were predictions that Samsung is set to surpass Apple as the “world’s most profitable tech company”. This wasn’t only the result of the recent good performance of Samsung’s Galaxy flagships, but rather the result of the company’s semiconductor business. About 60% of the company’s profits come from their Semiconductor business (MarketWatch). Continue reading “Samsung begins mass production at it’s new semiconductor plant”

Others, SmartPhones, Tech

Huawei Lebanon fails in their marketing

Huawei Lebanon has been strongly pushing the P10 and P10 plus smartphones since their release. Their social media campaigns focused on promoting both devices through the use of a certain Lebanese professional photographer.

It’s all been good until they released their latest promotional video. The ad is basically the same professional photographer, taking photos, speaking about a certain feature, and then showing the photos. Now that seems great, doesn’t it? Well, it would have been, if they were discussing the camera, sure… but the ad was about the phones supercharge feature. Come on Huawei… seriously?

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Virtual Reality – A beginner’s guide!

Source: Samsung

A friend recently contacted me with an issue he was facing at work. He needed help coming up with an idea that might help special needs children have fun and perhaps learn at the same time. Some people, myself included, recommended the use of Virtual Reality. Some might wonder about the benefits of using VR to entertain and teach special needs children. Well it’s quite simple, VR is already being used in Healthcare, clinical therapies, and anxiety disorder treatments. Nevertheless, each case is different, and we should be careful when using VR with children (I’ll leave that to specialized personnel/therapists). But when considering virtual reality and all the options out there, one is left pondering and confused in front of all the possibilities out there. The article is not only meant for my friend, but for anyone looking to try out Virtual Reality. The question to ask is a simple one with many possible answers. Which VR headset should you buy?

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Xiaomi Yi 2 4k Camera

Let me start by saying that I’m absolutely in love with this little thing. I ordered the Yi 2 4K action camera a while back through AliExpress, and at last just received it. The Yi 2 is a second generation action camera by Xiaomi, that was released in 2016. Continue reading “Xiaomi Yi 2 4k Camera”

Events, Others, Tech, عربي

روبوكب في دبي؟

ها قد اصبحنا نعيش في المستقبل، هو نفسه المستقبل الذي كنا نتخيله في الأفلام السينمائية منذ أقل من عشر سنوات. فقد أعلنت شرطة دبي خلال معرض الخليج لأمن المعلومات، الذي انتهى الإسبوع الفائت، عن أول روبوت شرطي في الإمارات العربية المتحدة. ووفقا لمقال نشرته جلف نيوز، ستشكل الروبوتات 25 في المئة من قوات الأمن بحلول عام 2030. يعمل الروبوت من خلال ذكاء إصطناعي عوضاً من التحكم به عن بعد عن طريق الحاسوب. يبلغ طول ووزن الروبوت الشرطي حوالي 170 سم و100 كجم. وقد تم توصيل الروبوت إلى قاعدة بيانات من شأنها أن توفر المعلومات المطلوبة لضابط الشرطة عن أي فرد. كما أن باستطاعة الروبوت أن يقوم بمسح للمباني لتحديد نقاط الدخول / الخروج. هذا يعد تطوير مميز وتحسين هائل لقدرات قوات الأمن في الإمارات (The MENA Tech).

لا تنسوا أن تتابعوا كل شي TECH بالضغط على زر Follow على يمين الصفحة، وأيضاً بأن تتابعوا صفحاتنا على الفيسبوك وتوتير.

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Android O’s new features

Last week, during the first day of Google IO 2017, the company announced Android’s newest version “Android O”. The actual name of the new update won’t be announced until the actual release. The update will of course first hit Google’s own Pixel and Nexus (still supported ones only) devices.

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